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  1. Last Monday I thought I’d ry out my new waterproof GoPro 8 Black at the lake, and ended up leaking, so much for being water proof. 😡 So anyway I ended loosing my video. I ended finding a nice old gold signet ring, not too deep, and a big tungsten, alotta clad, some aluminum ect. That tungsten ring was DEEEEEP! The guy who lost it must been a big dude, it’s a big ring. Those crummy rings are so heavy it’s no wonder their always at least a foot deep! Check out the link for more pics.https://forums.tarsaccisales.com/forum/5/last-mondaysome-gold-and-tungsten Thanks looking....Aaron
    10 points
  2. Good morning everyone! Just passing by to drop some of my Vanquish finds! Really great machine! Its my Mini Nox haha. No complaints from here! Already managed to find a scattered hoard from the 14th century with it! Have great day! Cheers
    10 points
  3. Hey wassup guys!😃 These are all my golds, found last year with my trusty Equinox 800! ( except the scorpion medallion, was found with 9HF) Staring from the top: 2 Escudos from Philippe II - 1556-1598 400 Reis from Ioannes V - 1722 Barbarian Tremiss 3 - 6th Century if I'm correct 1/4 Dinar aka Fraction - 12- 13th Century if I'm correct Roman Earing Hollow Earing 18-19th if I'm correct Scorpion medallion. I turned one of those coins into a ring. I never tried hunting for native gold and never tried learning how to track it, but I got sort
    9 points
  4. Had the Nox 800 in the saltwater today for 4 1/2 hours and I didn't see any difference in using different sensitivity settings. Still the same as before but one good thing... it still finds gold. A 10K ring and gold plated chain along with some coins and the usual junk. Bob
    7 points
  5. There is an old saying "THE CREAM ALWAYS FLOATS TO THE TOP" That is how I found this thread today and I read every word of it including the posts from the interview. I thoroughly enjoyed every word of it and would like to thank you Steve for your honesty openness. I now know now why I immediately liked you when I accidentally met you in the Nevada desert. Thanks for providing us with such a great forum
    5 points
  6. I've been sober since 1986. I don't know how it is I missed this thread until now.
    5 points
  7. Testing the new update on deep silver U.S. coins.
    3 points
  8. Hey wassup guys!😀 Theses are my last 3 hunts with my brand new GPX 5000! I have 4 coils : Commander 15x12 DD, Commander 11" Mono and Double-D, Coiltek 14" Mono Elite. 👍 I only used the 11" Double-D and the Coiltek! I have been learning a few things with Gordon Heritage from UK! These are all finds from areas where i hunted before with other machines! My main machine is the Equinox 800! I'm very pleased with the GPX! Cheers
    3 points
  9. Had some great winds, zero, .......smooth water, .........and fairly good tide. In the water about 3 hours, could not had been better. Other then the boats and jetski's , seemed everyone want to cruise close to shore, three times I had to flag them past. Two gold rings, 8 silver Washington's...
    3 points
  10. Steve, my deepest congratulations to your "coming out"! What you wrote about anonymity and the ego-thing and so on may be true and need to be careful thinking. But it's also very true, that it helps other people so much, to see, that everybody struggles in live, even a "bright star" like you. Nowadays everybody tries to present only the best of himself in TV, social media etc.. This gives a very distorted image of how people are. This distorted image of flawless and successful people can lead to depressions because of the stress for many to reach this unachievable goal. So I'm absolu
    3 points
  11. Thanks GB, This was found in freshwater but my understanding is that the higher the gold content is, the more resistant to corrosion the piece will be. Much of the 10K gold I have found in freshwater will be tarnished but usually not black like this was. The 10K I find at the beach often has a green patina buildup on parts of the ring. 14K and above usually holds up pretty well, even after decades in the water but I think the alloys used have a lot to do with it.
    3 points
  12. After setting back reading all of the post, no doubt location is the deciding factor if depth is important. I've been searching (for deep) several years now and found one that meets my needs.........Now to put it to use. ☠️
    3 points
  13. Welcome,some tremendous finds,have detected with Gordon (Ironhearted Gog' a few times over the years and also possibly on one of the hardest inland sites to detect a roman trading villa site as the soil conditions are just like black high mineral sand that you find on the beach its that bad,but machines like the GPX which you use have accounted for many many coins found on this site infact the huge amount is staggering. One main thing i learnt from Gordon when related to using a Pulse machine in this instant also is the GPX 5K is the 'spray paint' method' when on farmland using a special
    3 points
  14. Regarding your inability to find a clear spot to GB - what may be happening (especially if you are searching for a "clean" spot using no discrimination (i.e., horseshoe mode)) is the detector is reacting to mineralization ground feedback as opposed to actual ground targets. Try this next time you are having trouble finding "clean" ground to GB - use the pinpoint mode find a clear patch. Pinpoint mode is a non-motion mode and is also not subject to reacting to ground mineralization. If pinpoint mode does not sound off then there is no target under your coil to interfere with getting a sat GB
    3 points
  15. It’s a book on alcoholism and recovery, something I know too much about. I was addicted to alcohol and am coming up on eight years sober. It was the hardest thing ever did, with it taking lots of miserable years and two stints in rehab to get clean. I’m working towards a peer support specialist certificate at the University of Nevada, Reno. It’s a continuation of a new chapter in my life that I’m very excited about. Oddly enough I count my struggles with alcohol now as among the greatest blessings in my life as it set my feet on a path I don’t think I would have found otherwise. Thanks f
    3 points
  16. Some finds from area that i tracked some months ago! We were having a very boring day... after several hours walking near a river bank hoping for a Medieval dock, I started to see few fragments of pottery and Equinox 800 started to grunt alot... 1 musket ball... 2... 3... We had just found a new hot spot! Lots of goodies from the 18th Century. When we started to get short on signals, I loaded my sea level simulator for a quick inspect... ( the more you go back in history, the more higher was the sea level), i saw an interesting elevation and went there for a inspection. Managed to extr
    2 points
  17. Not to confuse things but I am confused. Pinpoint mode on the Equinox is definitely a non motion mode but it IS subject to reacting to ground mineralization. Once the pinpoint button is pressed to enter pinpoint mode any discrimination pattern being used is removed and all detectable targets under the coil are detected. So, the ground and its mineralization become a target and from my experience any target response is also momentarily amplified. I experience this everyday when I am detecting. If my ground balance is a little off, using the pinpoint mode creates quite a bit of ground feedback
    2 points
  18. Wow, you are not kidding about the hoard! what an area to hunt so lucky to have so much history under your feet, and nice dog too! 🤠
    2 points
  19. Thank you mate! Glad you like! Yes it has! I know a couple of old-schools... I remember hearing then talking about their hunts 30+ years ago, back when they were swinging Fishers and Cscopes!😃 There are always people interested to collect. About museums, well, I donate all the very important relics (I don't get paid), relics such as Axes, spear heads, daggers and some other cool stuff (mostly from the Chalcolithic or Bronze Age). I also collect some stuff. Most of the history I know, I learned from what I've found!😁
    2 points
  20. I would not say every swing....I would say between 4 and 5 buoy's every few swings..and I dug a few to see what they were..crab pots pieces..so I know I would be best going into mute mode in that area.......I even dug a nail...rare here.. Add on ..second site.. Modern beach to the right, old beach to the left..there are areas of high iron where there are pieces every swing on the old beach...and I got my two gold rings from these areas, using the excal..and they were Nulls..to deep for the excal to ID..so it nulls... To the right is AQ area...to the left I will venture once I fe
    2 points
  21. What do you do at beaches that are loaded with iron? More then like this..what I did yesterday..Someone asked if I hunted the spot I got the 2 small 14k women's engagement rings with the AQ yet.... Not hunted that beach with the AQ yet,... Yesterday was a scouting mission. I marked off where not to hunt with the AQ and where to hunt with it. And I guess your wonder how I marked the area off being I'm shoulder deep in the water......they have crab pot trap buoy's..between buoy's 1 thru 3 is good but once I start going into area 4 to 5 lots of iron.......Between buoy's 1 to 3..maybe 4
    2 points
  22. Aside from Joe OBN... It has been really quiet about results with the few AQ's that are in use.
    2 points
  23. Thanks for this site Steve. I have not been lucky enough to have someone show me the ropes so most of what I have learned is from this forum. Thanks to all that have shared their knowledge.
    2 points
  24. Thank you all for the kind words of support, it’s much appreciated. Though I do have to be careful. My ego is my number one enemy and humility my friend and protector. I am not an AA member per se, but they recommend anonymity for good reason. The downside of that however is it does contribute to the stigma side of things. It’s important that people know it’s not just that skid row bum but everyone in all walks of life that faces these issues. Business owners are just one of many classes at particular risk. I’m still on the Board of Directors of my old company. They look at me like some
    2 points
  25. was out looking for coins and got a hit on a nickle plated item of age , and I soon realized i had an out house. this is the 1st bottle i found in it , Still have to finish it
    1 point
  26. I was approached by a young man (wearing a mask) today on the beach that I was metal detecting on. He ask me if my metal detector could find a medallion that he had lost when his chain had broken. He then said it was gold. I told him that gold was what I was looking for on the beach and said, Let's go find it. He and his buddies had been tossing a football around and that was when his gold chain had broken and the medallion had dropped into the dry sand and disappeared. I said, "I hope this is your lucky day". Two minutes later I ask his if it was "Jesus on the cross". He said "yes" and
    1 point
  27. Yes, you did Dave, as per the ad I placed on Rogers Relics. However someone has lied and said otherwise to fit their own agenda..... Keep up the great work Dave, we’re proud of you mate! Aaron
    1 point
  28. Super nice! And a fine detecting partner as well!
    1 point
  29. Hi mate! There's only 2 photos from that hoard in this thread, the one with the Vanquish rain cover as display and one without it (same photo from different angles). Haha my Jackie Danielle! Thank you Cheers
    1 point
  30. I have a fever and the only prescription is more cowbell!
    1 point
  31. Hi mate! Thank you for the welcoming! Yes, very nasty soil haha! I have been detecting for 3 years and 4 months, and just got the GPX! So imagine what I've been through!😁 I do +9 hours sessions every time i go out! Them Medieval areas although mostly don't have a darker soil, it's full of pottery fragments that are mineralized. Never met Gordon personally... hope that i will someday! Yes I remember that trick! But personally, since i detect for many hours, i prefer to inspect my targets by removing some soil ( but the paint trick is very smart for short hunts). I'm going to foll
    1 point
  32. Ok. My bad. I’m a poor communicator apparently because I tried say that in my response but apparently failed and the lead in didn’t help. BTW that was also referring to GB’s post who I couldn’t exactly tell whether or not he was agreeing with me or just bringing up a separate related point (it was the latter) until I read through it a couple times. Hopefully, fixed now.
    1 point
  33. I haven't tried 4 kHz yet. In my test garden, 15 kHz has always gotten the best depth on silver coins. I've always thought that super low frequencies were only useful for finding deep caches and/or large targets and not practical for detecting single isolated coins. I liked how 4 kHz sounded on those silvers in the video and the way it gave high numbers and tones. I wonder if your EMI might have something to do with your results. My test garden has no EMI or mineralization. I'll try to get out there later today and see how 4 kHz does in my soil.
    1 point
  34. Thank you mate! I found one gold coin in Mars, another in April, another in May and another in August or September ( not sure, need to recheck my photos details). I had a silver one with the Templars cross, but when i found this one, i decided to change! I had to go back to the Jeweler to be able to switch! Cheers mate
    1 point
  35. Last week I posted a picture and write-up of a nice lake hunt I had. So today I am cleaning some of the silver from that hunt but one small silver ring is looking quite yellow compare to the other silver items. I put on my glasses and sure enough, it is stamped "417" for being 10K gold. It's not the biggest ring at 1.2 grams but it's kind of cool looking and bumped my total gold weight up a notch! Sure was a nice little surprise.
    1 point
  36. Awesome finds! I actually collect ancient roman coins and I can certainly see some in your treasures. Not possible to find those here in Nevada, but can certainly appreciate your discoveries! Thank you for sharing
    1 point
  37. Cell phones typically interfere with the control module electronics which is largely near field interference and independent of the operating frequency of the detector coil. But the coil can act as a resonant receive antenna for longer field interference such as from power lines and depending on the operating frequency you use can be more or less pronounced, if present. Having a frequency that is not a multiple of 5 khz like all the other SF's on Equinox, just gives an additional mitigation against interference from harmonic multiples of 50 and 60 hz power lines. To answer Mitchel's qu
    1 point
  38. And this will be my first comment in this Forum... Hi everyone! Its a pleasure to be here! Finally i took the step to create an account haha. Steve, YOU ARE A LEGEND! Well, I'm from Europe, and believe me, back here most of us look for depth... But I must admit, depth isn't everything when we hit those hot spots like Roman, Medieval and Ancient areas... Lots of "polluted" patches, when i say "polluted" I'm referring to iron, "slag rocks" from when Romans used to work with iron... Most of these areas have a really dark soil and its full of pottery fragments... T
    1 point
  39. I would buy the AQ even if it had no tone/mute modes. What do you do at beaches that are loaded with iron? Do you just avoid those places? Wouldn't the AQ in tone/mute be useful at sites like that, or would the Equinox be a better choice?
    1 point
  40. Nice save. Karma Gold coming your way. hh Mike
    1 point
  41. Thanks to all for kind comments. In my opinion, this update has improved the functioning of an excellent detector. I sincerely hope that future improvements will include more substantial coil ears, enhanced waterproofing and a better shaft and arm cuff. Just the view from my sandy foxhole...
    1 point
  42. Seeing that video of Whites really brings home what a tiny company they actually were. Makes their accomplishments even more impressive, too. Jim
    1 point
  43. It’s actually all over the map. It has a lot to do with the growth of the grass. It humid climates turf builds depth rather quickly, as dead grass, especially clippings, compact and add inches over time. In my home base in Alaska and here in Reno it is different. In Alaska the place is frozen half the year. The rest of the time it’s rather dry and people don’t really take care of parks as much - the turf is often kind of threadbare. Very little build up over time. In Reno it depends a lot on the watering. Water is expensive, and so most places go a little shy on what is needed for th
    1 point
  44. I look at this subject as most areas I hunt for coins and jewelry have been hunted before, in some cases, many times. So whats left to find and why was it 'missed'? Were items missed due to poor coverage? Deeper than the previous technology could reach? Collocated with other ferrous or non-ferrous items? Does the area have difficult ground? Digging it all isn't an option in some areas, there are simply too many possible targets. The key is having a detector and operator that can effectively sort thru what's there and separate various metallic items from the soil and do it at what is maxi
    1 point
  45. A terrific and very interesting topic,but one that although the common denominator here is 'metal detecting' can vary and we adapt using what detectors best suits the job in hand ie in Aussieland or Arizona and your targets are gold nugget hunting then depth is important as well as a machine for extremely small targets hence high freq VLF and PI suits that type of detecting. For me personally and for my type of detecting and the targets that i am after here in the UK then i use machine best suited to our extreme historical past going back 1000s of years,also the extreme variations is mate
    1 point
  46. People beg for years for CTX updates and complain mightily that almost none ever happened. We get Equinox updates, and everyone questions why. Minelab really can’t win. I see now why other companies just save all the updates up and sell them to you in the next model. This could have been a new feature for sale in the next model instead of an optional freebie. Very unlike a Minelab when you think about it.
    1 point
  47. I have never met Steve but have heard nothing but great things. The responses to my Q&A and the comments here only reinforce that. You have a lot of friends Steve and they have a lot of respect for you. Thanks for all you do.....
    1 point
  48. Hi Steve, I really enjoyed reading about your life, struggles and future plans. No wonder I like this website so much and always feel safe sharing opinions and experiences with you and all of the members here after reading about you. Some of the BS that occurs on other sites is really sad and frankly depressing. It is just metal detecting for fun, enjoying nature and the thrill of a possible great find........at least for me. Thanks for being an excellent administrator, mentor and cyber friend to all of us. Still struggling with the Deus......... Jeff
    1 point
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